[Sinn Fein]

16 October 1998

Great Day For People of Derry

Sinn Fein's Mid Ulster MP Martin McGuinness has described the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to John Hume and David Trimble as a ``proud day for the people of Derry'' and a source of ``personal joy for myself as a Derry man and politician.''

Mr. McGuinness said:

``I would like to personally congratulate John Hume on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a proud day for all the people of Derry and as a Derry man and politician myself it is a source of personal joy.

``I would also like to commend David Trimble. The international recognition bestowed on the both men is also a recognition of the great work of many others who made the peace process happen, particularly Gerry Adams.''

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